Susquehanna Plantation

Summary

Henry Carroll owned this tidewater Maryland house in the decades before and after the Civil War. Its form was common in this warm, humid climate -- one room deep with porches to invite cooling breezes. In 1860, Carroll raised tobacco and wheat as cash crops on his 700-acre plantation. Sixty-five enslaved African Americans provided the skill and labor that supported the Carroll family's comfortable life.

Henry Carroll owned this tidewater Maryland house in the decades before and after the Civil War. Its form was common in this warm, humid climate -- one room deep with porches to invite cooling breezes. In 1860, Carroll raised tobacco and wheat as cash crops on his 700-acre plantation. Sixty-five enslaved African Americans provided the skill and labor that supported the Carroll family's comfortable life.

Artifact

House

Date Made

circa 1835

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Maryland, Saint Marys county 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

42.209.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Brick (Clay product)
Glass (Material)

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